Another active Atlantic hurricane season predicted for 2021


The Atlantic Hurricane Season extends officially from June 1 to November 30 annually and the prediction for this year is that an above normal season is most likely. 

Forecasters predict a 60% chance of an above-normal season, a 30% chance of a near-normal season, and a 10% chance of a below-normal season. However, experts do not anticipate the historic level of storm activity seen in 2020 but keep in mind that this is not a landfall prediction but it only takes one. 

For 2021, a likely range of 13 to 20 named storm, of which 6 to 10 could become hurricanes, including 3 to 5 major hurricanes is expected.

Based on this update, an average hurricane season produces 14 named storms, of which 7 become hurricanes, including 3 major hurricanes.